Development of antireflective nano-structuring on glass surfaces

Antireflection (AR) glass surfaces are key components of modern electronic displays, solar panels, LED, and OLED lighting and lenses. Current technology employs AR thin-films that have inconsistent performance across different incident angles and wavelengths, and are susceptible to mechanical wear. Bio-inspired nanostructures on glass surfaces are promising to overcome such issues. While the fabrication of nanostructures has been demonstrated using self-assembly techniques in fused silica, many important scientific challenges, both from a design and fabrication perspective, must be met for anti-reflection technologies to reach its full potential and maturity. Etching of nano-features on hard surfaces, such as tempered or strengthened glass requires more complex methods and is challenging because of the high temperatures required (> 500°C).

This project aims to design a novel scalable glass nano-structuring technology for fused silica and other, technologically relevant glasses, including tempered & chemically strengthened soda lime and borosilicate.
 

Connaissances requises

- Interested to work within an innovative dynamic entrepreneur environment
- Interest and preliminary experience in materials science (ceramics) & advanced manufacturing
- Interest in micro- & nanotechnology

 

Programme d'études visé

Maîtrise avec mémoire, Doctorat

Domaines de recherche

Aérospatiale, Énergie, Environnement, Matériaux et fabrication, Santé

Financement

A bursary (industriel grant) is available (details upon request)

Autres informations

Date de début :   Automne 2020 
Partenaire impliqué : Available upon request

Autre professeur contact: Ricardo ZEDNIK, département de génie mécanique, ricardo.zednik@etsmtl.ca

Personne à contacter

Lucas Hof | lucas.hof@etsmtl.ca